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The frigate "Damavand" replenished the Iranian Navy in the Caspian Sea

On Monday, the ceremony took place in the Iranian Navy of the largest Iranian ship in the Caspian Sea of ​​a light frigate "Damavand" (project "Mowj"), the blog bmpd with reference to "imp_navigator".

Damavand was launched on March 2013 in March and began factory testing in July on 2014. This is the second ship of the project, the first transferred to the Navy in 2010, off the coast of the Persian Gulf.

“The Mowj project is in fact a consequence of the reverse engineering of Iranian frigates of the British-built Vosper Mk 5 project and the modification of the project to the capabilities of the Iranian military industry,” the blogger writes. Today it is the largest ships independently built by Iran for the entire history. Their total displacement is about 1500 tons.

According to the author of the article, “the main armament of the frigate Demavend is 4 PU Nok / Ghader PUK (Iranian copy of C-802 and its upgraded version with increased range), 2 PU Mehrab anti-aircraft missiles (copy of SM-1), 2Х3 324-mm torpedo tubes, 76-mm AU Fajr 27 (copy of Italian Oto Melara 76 / 62 Compact), 40-mm AU Fath (copy of Bofors L / 70) and, presumably, 2 light single-barreled 23-mm installation. "

The frigate is named after the Demavend volcano with a height of 5610 m, located in the Caspian province of Mazandran.

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  1. Fregate
    Fregate 10 March 2015 13: 00
    You can call him a cruiser, but he rather corvette.
    1. Siberian German
      Siberian German 10 March 2015 13: 13
      I don’t care - they build it under the conditions of sanctions
      1. John_f
        John_f 10 March 2015 13: 28
        as we are building under sanctions soldier
        1. GDP
          GDP 10 March 2015 15: 35
          Ships of displacement from 3000 to 6000 tons are considered frigates.
          Damwan has 1500 tons.
          That is - this is a corvette, with what a small ...
          For example, our 20380 project corvette has a full displacement of 2200 tons.
    2. Juborg
      Juborg 10 March 2015 13: 44
      The most curious thing is all happening in the face of sanctions and pressure from the United States, Europe and the countries of Arabia. Yes, I would like to note that their sailors are in the front in the same uniform. Now look through the net, photos, videos, launching or the arrival of the ship of the Russian Navy, who in what, who with a belt who without it, some in caps, others in caps, some have gloves, others do not. Always this sight caused bewilderment and indignation. The same is true for the hunters, even on camera they can’t dress humanly.
      1. alecsis69
        alecsis69 10 March 2015 17: 24
        Are you talking about front door building or routine maintenance?
        1. Juborg
          Juborg 10 March 2015 18: 34
          Quote: alecsis69
          Are you talking about front door building or routine maintenance?

          I like parades so everyday. Here I recently watched the launch of "Lermontov", into the circus and circus team. Yesterday I watched the winter exercises of the explosives, who in what, there were no fufans from the Second World War.
  2. Magic archer
    Magic archer 10 March 2015 13: 00
    The fact that weapons are all copies of foreign samples is not visible with the naked eye! Oto guns can not be confused with anything. And what about radio-electronic equipment? The radar antenna is very similar to ours ...
    1. John_f
      John_f 10 March 2015 13: 29
      probably learn from China)))
    2. NordUral
      NordUral 10 March 2015 14: 15
      But why not communize the good? China has already proved to the whole world that this is a promising business, especially if you are creative.
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  4. JIaIIoTb
    JIaIIoTb 10 March 2015 13: 02
    Trained by the Persians. Soon they will begin to stamp evil Persian Gulf.
  5. avvg
    avvg 10 March 2015 13: 02
    The Iranians need to strengthen the Navy in the Persian Gulf, where sometimes the 6th Fleet of America and other countries, and not the Caspian, where no one threatens them.
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 10 March 2015 14: 57
      They really need it, because "some" congressmen in the US said they were going to bomb Iran even after the agreement on the Nuclear Program was signed.
      And therefore, Iran can’t do without the technologies of the Russian Federation and China, and also without our political support.
  6. 2224460
    2224460 10 March 2015 13: 03
    Quote: milann
    For the first time I hear about Spain in the Caspian.

    And you will not hear this IRANIAN "karap" drinks
  7. Hairy Siberian
    Hairy Siberian 10 March 2015 13: 03
    Well done, in the conditions of the sanction blockade they do not give up and their hands do not give up.
  8. kursk87
    kursk87 10 March 2015 13: 04
    The country defends its independence
  9. fomkin
    fomkin 10 March 2015 13: 05
    The enemy of my enemy is my friend. At this stage, it is rather a positive factor. Although the Caspian is annoying.
    1. Viktor Kudinov
      Viktor Kudinov 10 March 2015 13: 19
      In the Caspian Sea, they could have agreed in general without military fleets. Border boats would be enough. lol
      1. Talgat
        Talgat 10 March 2015 19: 47
        Do you think there is a definite probability that the Caspian can become a "storage" of warships? which at a critical moment can be transferred to the Black Sea through the river system of Russia.

        T to Iran now occupies a virtually allied position. this could also apply to Iranian ships in the event of a hypothetical exacerbation of the situation with Syria and Turkey (with the political support of China and Russia, Iran could also indicate its presence in the Black Sea)
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 March 2015 13: 06
    Information taken into account. But it is more pleasant to learn about the commissioning of a new Russian warship.
  11. aszzz888
    aszzz888 10 March 2015 13: 06
    For Iran, nothing is so steamboat.
  12. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 10 March 2015 13: 08
    And in the same blog there is one more news - about the purchase of two types of Italian anti-ship missiles by the Turkmen. However, she was already here:
    Jane's International Defense Review reports that MBDA's Italian manufacturing segment is supplying naval weapons to Turkmenistan. Armament will be sent to the shores of the Caspian Sea within the framework of a project with a very specific name - Tetris.

    According to the publication, MBDA Italy will supply the customer with the Otomat Mk 2 anti-ship missile systems and light anti-ship missile systems Marte Mk 2 / N. The contract says about the supply of Ashgabat SAMs SIMBAD-RC.


    At this pace, aircraft carriers will be sailing in the Caspian after 20 years.
    1. Fregate
      Fregate 10 March 2015 13: 13
      Quote: Alexey RA
      At this pace, aircraft carriers will be sailing in the Caspian after 20 years.

      Why is there an aircraft carrier, if coastal aviation can reach any point of the sea, and anti-ship missiles from the coast, in general, can be shot through.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 10 March 2015 13: 31
        Quote: Fregate
        Why is there an aircraft carrier, if coastal aviation can reach any point of the sea, and anti-ship missiles from the coast, in general, can be shot through.

        And why are there frigates with RCC?
        Or our RTOs with "calibers" (well, a very small ship came out - with a radius of reach of the "main caliber" as much as 2500 km)? smile
  13. pcr onyx
    pcr onyx 10 March 2015 13: 10
    There is one question. Why to the Caspian? What do they think that somebody will attack them there.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 10 March 2015 13: 24
      The Russian Federation and Iran are the two leading naval forces in the Caspian. However, other countries are also arming heavily. Therefore, Iran does not want to give up second place, which may affect certain disputed zones.

      As for the Persian Gulf - such corvettes there will not particularly help, by the way.
    2. Talgat
      Talgat 10 March 2015 19: 50
      the bottom line is the explanation - in the event of large-scale aggression by the United States and the Saudis, most of the territory of Iran may be captured by the aggressor (given how they occupied Iraq - this is not a fantastic scenario) including areas overlooking the Caspian - and then a more or less combat-ready fleet may not be superfluous to support ground troops, cover the landing operation, etc.
  14. takeoff
    takeoff 10 March 2015 13: 11
    But what about without strengthening defense capability? Here the United States has long been looking towards Iran unkindly ...
    Well, as for the size of the box, the Caspian and the sea aren’t such that aircraft carriers plow along it ...
  15. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 10 March 2015 13: 19
    In addition to "Damavand", Iranian Air Force in the Caspian Sea has:
    2 missile boats Р 224 Paykan and Р 225 Joshan. The boats were built in 2003-2008. and present copies of the French La Combattante II of the 70s. Displacement - 275 tons. Length - 47 m, width - 7,1 m, draft - 2 m. Power plant - 4-shaft, 4 diesels, 14400 hp. Speed ​​- 36 knots. Crew - 31 people. Armament: 2x1 or 4x1 C-802 anti-ship missiles (Chinese copy of the French Exocett), 1 76-mm AU Fajr-27, 1 40-mm AU.

    1 Corvette Hamzeh. The modernized Dutch ship 1936 built (Boelle Yard, Bolnes) is a former yacht of the Shah. Displacement-580 tons. Length - 54 m, width - 7,65 m, draft - 3,25 mm. EU - two diesel Stork, 2600 hp Speed ​​- 15 knots Armament: 4x1 PU-PKR C-802.

    A large number (according to some sources about 100) of various armed boats.

    As for "Damavand", our "Dagestan", "Tatarstan" and MRK pr. 21631 can easily kill this "ship" with weak air defense, moreover, "Dagestan" and MRK pr. 21631 with their KR "Caliber-NK" right in the port.
    But the Iranians are preparing for us another rather unpleasant "surprise" - the submarine Fateh, with a displacement of about 600 tons. The diving depth is 200 m, the autonomy is 5 weeks. And if you consider that there are no PLO ships in the CFL, then this can be extremely unpleasant ...
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 10 March 2015 13: 34
      Quote: Novel 1977
      But the Iranians are preparing for us another rather unpleasant "surprise" - the submarine Fateh, with a displacement of about 600 tons. The diving depth is 200 m, the autonomy is 5 weeks. And if you consider that there are no PLO ships in the CFL, then this can be extremely unpleasant ...

      Heh heh heh ... and what’s most interesting - only for the Russian Federation the construction of ships for the Caspian Sea has at least some sense besides a demonstrative muscle rattling in a closed reservoir. Since only the Russian Federation, during a decline in tension on the Caspian Lake, can transfer ships from the Caspian to another theater of operations - say, at the World Cup.
    2. Denis fj
      Denis fj 10 March 2015 15: 14
      And we have shock power. Marine destroyers. (Bora and Samum hovercraft missile boats).
      It will be cooler than what kind of missile boats it is.
  16. KBR109
    KBR109 10 March 2015 13: 21
    It’s quite a normal watchman for the Caspian. But for the Persian Gulf, is anti-submarine armament from small-caliber TA not weak and that's all?
  17. Denis fj
    Denis fj 10 March 2015 13: 26
    On the 4th photo there is a ship with a name in Cyrillic, like "Kivach".
    Funny with our ship in the photo))
    Name: KIVACH
    Vessel Project: 1565A
    Date of construction: 1985
    Shipbuilding Enterprise: Santierul Navale Oltenita (Romania, Oltenita)
    Type of vessel: Dry cargo ship
    Condition: Operated
    IMO: 8862325
    Flag: Russia
    Shipowner: HIGHLAND SHIPPING LTD (Care of Albros Shipping & Trading Ltd Co, Daire 5, Rifat Bey Apartmani 4, Canan Sokak 1, Ulus Mah, Besiktas, 34340 Istanbul, Turkey.)
    Port: Astrakhan
    Former names: VOLGO-DON 5090 (12.1993)
  18. dvg79
    dvg79 10 March 2015 13: 52
    But I couldn’t understand everything why we needed missile boats in the Caspian Sea. And then such boats surfaced.
  19. tchoni
    tchoni 10 March 2015 13: 57
    As it is unusual to see "captains of ships of the desert" in naval uniform ...
  20. Jurkovs
    Jurkovs 10 March 2015 14: 14
    Waste of money. It is pointless against Russia in the Caspian. And in the Persian Gulf would be useful. Apparently just loading shipbuilding capacities on the Caspian coast. We must offer Iran to lead this ship through the Volga-Don, Azov, Black and Mediterranean Seas to the Persian Gulf, to the delight of the Amers.
  21. vex
    vex 10 March 2015 17: 11
    The United States, Israel, the West as a whole have long been talking about "protecting interests in the Caspian", in particular oil and gas fields in the Azerbaijani sector, where BP is producing. And, since the Azeri and Iranians have not closed a dispute about the ownership of the fields (there were demonstration flights, exercises, ship calls), the West hopes to ignite the dispute and enter the sea. That is why Iran needs a fleet capable of driving Baku and its owners away.
    This is only beneficial for us - only a real threat from Iran can discourage the Azerbaijani authorities from inviting amers to the Caspian. Have to decide everything in the world. Isn’t that what we need for disputes to be resolved by the world?